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SEYCHELLES CELEBRATES ITS AFRICAN HISTORICAL LINKS

SEYCHELLES CELEBRATES ITS AFRICAN HISTORICAL LINKS

Seychelles recently celebrated its African heritage through a weeklong of activities at the end of May.

 

The annual FetAfrik event was this year focusing on human rights with focus on the rights of women.

Held from May 22-28, a number of activities were organised by the FetAfrik organising committee.

These included the FetAfrik gala dinner, exhibitions, workshops and lectures.

The official launch of the event was held at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles by the Minister for Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange.

“It is a good celebration for Seychelles as we are celebrating one of the five events, making us who we as a nation. Through FetAfrik, we are marking an important era in our history when the people who came from Africa helped to build this nation that we have here today", he added.

“We live together as the rainbow people. We are a melting pot of cultures coming from the different branches across Africa, Europe and Asia.”

“Africa must know Africa so as to bring more development and prosperity across the continent.”

Those powerful words were from the Minister of Tourism and Culture Alain St.Ange as he officially launched this year’s FetAfrik, the celebrations marking Africa Day in the Seychelles.

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